Research Ignited

Core Program

Research from anywhere and ignite
your college and graduate application!

Program Overview

Our core program offers a structured yet flexible experience. We’ll connect you with a perfect-match mentor in your field of interest.
Together, you’ll embark on a journey of discovery, gaining a profound understanding of your area and a solid foundation in academic research, culminating in a unique written product you can proudly share with the world.
Whether you’re fascinated by the inner workings of a cell or the dynamics of social change, Research Ignited supports qualitative and quantitative research in a variety of fields. We cover the classics like Biology, Physics, and Engineering, and delve deeper into fields like Computer Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, and Political Science. But that’s not all! Don’t see your passion listed? Reach out! We’re dedicated to supporting every student’s unique research aspirations. Our experienced team will help find the perfect mentor, even outside of our listed fields.

Empowering Your Research Journey

From start to finish, Research Ignited guides you through every step of your research journey in 10-15 one-on-one sessions with a mentor

Topic Selection

Find a fascinating area to explore.

Research Question Development

Craft a question that pushes the boundaries of knowledge by addressing a gap in the field.

Journal Targeting

Identify the ideal academic journals for your research.

Literature Review

Master the art of choosing and reading applicable research papers.

Research Execution

Conduct your study or analyze the existing literature.

Data Analysis (Quantitative)

Unlock the insights hidden in your data.

Scientific Writing

Develop each section of your research paper, from introduction to conclusion.

Citations & Referencing

Learn the proper way to cite sources and avoid plagiarism.

Journal Formatting

Ensure your paper meets the specific requirements of your target journal.

Submission Ready

Navigate the journal submission process with confidence.

Revision and Resubmission

Handle feedback from academic journal reviewers and editors, receiving guidance through the resubmission process (with optional 3 extra sessions).

We're here to support you every step of the way, turning your research passion into a published reality

Core Program

10 one-on-one sessions with your mentor

Sessions

1-2

3-4

5-6

7-8

9-10

Quantitative

Identify a topic & plan the study

Execute the study & find Research Articles

Analysis & Writing

Tables, figures, & writing

Edit paper & write abstract

Qualitative

Identify a topic & create the outline

Determine journal & find Research Articles

Analysis & Writing

Tables, figures, & writing

Edit paper & write abstract

Optional Publication Support

This optional addition will guide through the submission process with one or more journals depending on whether a paper is accepted. Some journals have publication fees, which will be separate from the payment for these sessions. These sessions may have less structure as it will depend on the journal guidelines, timelines, and the responses from reviewers.

After submitting an article, it may take the journal some weeks to decide if the paper should be accepted, accepted with revisions, or rejected. Accepted with revisions is a common response and requires the author to make corrections and write up a response for each correction. Rejections can also happen, especially with more selective journals. This is why up to 3 sessions are allocated, as this will give the opportunity to make corrections from reviewers or reformat and submit to a new journal if needed.

Program Requirements

  • Mentees must be high school students or undergraduate students at the time of application.
  • Mentees should have taken the relevant classes available to them in high school and have at least a basic understanding of the subject to which they’re interested, demonstrated by their coursework, extracurriculars, personal reading, etc.
  • Mentees must have at least five hours a week available to work on their paper outside of the scheduled sessions.
  • Mentees need to have excellent time management skills.
  • Mentees need to have reliable internet access and connection, as well as video and audio capabilities for the sessions.

Program Fees

Core Program: $1800

Optional Publication Support (3 sessions): $400

List of Journals

Explore a variety of journals suitable for high school and undergraduate research, including specifics about submission fees, fields of interest, and publication timelines.